The Times takes a tour of the London International Art Fair and inspects the wares on offer:
This is where you would expect to snap up John Constable’s View of East Bergholt House (£300,000) or a dainty brown-ink-and-pencil drawing by William Turner (£29,000). Less predictable, however, is the eye-popping Birth of Venus by the fashion photographer David LaChapelle (about £76,000).
Other unusual offerings from some of the 200 top British and international galleries exhibiting here include Crying Girl by Roy Lichtenstein, Trincomali Harbour by Julian Schnabel and a poster advertising the 1979 Muppet Movie. Fossil lovers will also find the skull of a Mongolian dinosaur and the truly eccentric will delight in the 16th-century German footman’s armour.Continue Reading